~ i've always been a rambler ~

Sep 09

seedersinstruments:

Another highlight was getting a showing of the most interesting of the Met’s banjo collection that are in storage and not on display. The curator was very generous to bring these out of storage for us to check out. This was one of the most wild ones out of the bunch. An early head tightening system patented and built by Hercules McCord in 1883. There are wires attached to the tension hoop which run down the curving legs to a large nut which tightens them all at once with the turn of a wrench. This is the only known existing example of this banjo. #banjo #banjocollectorsgathering #mccordbanjo #luthier (at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

WANT

seedersinstruments:

Another highlight was getting a showing of the most interesting of the Met’s banjo collection that are in storage and not on display. The curator was very generous to bring these out of storage for us to check out. This was one of the most wild ones out of the bunch. An early head tightening system patented and built by Hercules McCord in 1883. There are wires attached to the tension hoop which run down the curving legs to a large nut which tightens them all at once with the turn of a wrench. This is the only known existing example of this banjo. #banjo #banjocollectorsgathering #mccordbanjo #luthier (at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

WANT

Sep 03

beardedmenlickingthings:

Remember, gents, you always have something to lick.

Best tumblr ever.

beardedmenlickingthings:

Remember, gents, you always have something to lick.

Best tumblr ever.

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Aug 22

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Aug 21

awesomepeoplehangingouttogether:

Edith Piaf and Django Reinhardt  by Michael Ochs, Paris, late 1940s

awesomepeoplehangingouttogether:

Edith Piaf and Django Reinhardt  by Michael Ochs, Paris, late 1940s

Aug 12

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May 30

vintage-musicians:

Fields Ward

vintage-musicians:

Fields Ward

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May 29

“Being born a woman is an awful tragedy. Yes, my consuming desire to mingle with road crews, sailors and soldiers, bar room regulars—to be a part of a scene, anonymous, listening, recording—all is spoiled by the fact that I am a girl, a female always in danger of assault and battery. My consuming interest in men and their lives is often misconstrued as a desire to seduce them, or as an invitation to intimacy. Yet, God, I want to talk to everybody I can as deeply as I can. I want to be able to sleep in an open field, to travel west, to walk freely at night.” — Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath (via interweber)

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Jan 01

Dec 31

Ozark folk instrument builder Ed Stilley

Ozark folk instrument builder Ed Stilley

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Nov 20

[video]

Sep 19

Dear lord, I love this blog.

Dear lord, I love this blog.

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Sep 16

1920s Regal tenor guitar.  At May Bell Music.

1920s Regal tenor guitar.  At May Bell Music.

Sep 15

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Sep 14

Tenor banjo, B & J Serenader.  At May Bell Music.

Tenor banjo, B & J Serenader.  At May Bell Music.

Aug 27

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